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Early bird discount coming soon, are you ready for a summer of fun?


South Northamptonshire Council’s summer activity programme is fast approaching, along with a saving of 10 percent for early bookers.


There will be a mix of multi sports, fun games, arts and crafts and some exciting guest activities including Trampolining and Swimming.


Activities and sessions are delivered by DBS (formerly CRB) checked staff, meaning parents can know that their children are safe and having fun during the holidays.


The holiday programme is open for children aged five to 15 and will take place from Thursday, 25 July and Friday, 30 August and will once again be based at Magdalen College School in Brackley and Towcester centre for Leisure.


Booking lines open on Monday, 24 June and the early bird discount runs until Sunday, 30 June. Sessions cost £19.80 for a full day (8:45am to 5pm) or £15.60 for a half day (8:45am to 3pm).


Book online from 25 June, via - www.southnorthants.gov.uk/holiday-activities.




School Readers




Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school?  Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Northamptonshire to carry out this important role.


Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard. This can have a lifelong consequence.  No qualifications are necessary, just a good command of spoken and written English. 


Schoolreaders is flexible and will match your availability to an appropriate, local school.  Our volunteers find the scheme incredibly rewarding, knowing that a few hours helping a child learn to read each week can have such a great impact on their life chances.


Please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org  to join or call 01234 924111 for further information.


Charity Number: 1159157